Microsoftinsider.es has managed to get us a few leaked renders of the much anticipated Microsoft Band 2. The band is due sometime in October which is expected to make an appearance together with the Lumias and a much-sought after Surface Pro 4. Codenamed “Envoy” the new band could feature a more refined design, allowing the display to be viewed in different angles, and not just under your wrist anymore.
On the surface, the images seem to confirm the notions of earlier reports by the group at Windows Central; mentioning the curved display and possibility of expanding the device’s availability to include more countries.
Microsoft’s second generation wearable handles the problem of ergonomics and viewing angles that were faced by its predecessor. The tech giant has also moved the battery from the sides to underneath the coloured display. It’ll also include an altimeter; if we understood what Microsoft Insider reported as sensor to measure the “height of an exercise”.
Accented with what looks like metal on its side, the Band 2 will supposedly include an optical heart sensor, accelerometer/gyrometer, GPS tracking, a microphone, ambient light sensor, Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), and UV sensor.
Being the City That Never Sleeps, NYC will host the Microsoft event on the 6th of October – rounding off a busy few weeks that’s already seen the city host Apple and soon to go ahead with LG as well. Summing up, it seems like the second generation Microsoft wearable device could be a great update.
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